2022:Submissions/Batch uploading to Wikimedia Commons with OpenRefine

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  • Language: English
  • Status: Live

Speaker(s)[edit source]

Sandra Fauconnier

Abstract[edit source]

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Do you want to upload many files to Wikimedia Commons? There is now a tool that can do that in a very powerful way: OpenRefine. In this session you will learn the basics of batch uploading files to Commons with OpenRefine.
OpenRefine is a powerful data cleaning tool that is already quite popular for batch editing Wikidata. With a Wikimedia grant, it has now also been extended to allow batch editing and uploading files on Wikimedia Commons, with a focus on structured data.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:OpenRefine

Learning Outcomes[edit source]

After this tutorial,

  • participants will have a basic understanding of how OpenRefine works,
  • participants can do batch uploads to Wikimedia Commons with OpenRefine themselves,
  • participants will know where to find more documentation about using OpenRefine on Wikimedia Commons.

Biography[edit source]

I am Sandra Fauconnier, Wikimedian since 2003, mainly active on Wikidata and Commons now. I am an art historian and work on GLAM-Wiki and software projects. I work with OpenRefine and WMSE.